Dinner Shortcuts: Sweet potato mash

Brandy O'Neill

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Boxed potatoes get a makeover when mixed with nutritious sweet potatoes. This is one easy dinner side dish.

Sweet potato potato mash

Not sure how to make that last sweet potato stretch to feed the whole family? Don't worry, this quick and easy side dish is perfect for your table. I have made this recipe a couple of times to help serve my hungry family and it has always been a hit.

Sweet potato mash

Serves 4-6


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Milk
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Add diced sweet potatoes to a pot and cover with water. Boil on high heat until fork tender, drain.
  2. Prepare 4 servings of instant mashed potatoes according to box directions.
  3. Add cooked sweet potatoes to instant potatoes. Mash and mix together.
  4. Stir in milk if needed to thin and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.